1 in 6 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety and depression every year. It is a myth that people with mental health problems can’t work. With the right support people with mental health problems perform vital roles in workplaces across the country.

However, mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace remain an issue. The blogs below are written by people who have experience of mental illness in the workplace and show the different ways people can react.

By writing about their experiences they aim to raise awareness of the issue and challenge stereotypes around something that can affect all of us. Pledge to talk about your experiences of mental health >>

Read more about what support is available at work and information for managers and employers.

Climbing a mountain: my fight against discrimination

March 5, 2012

Photo of Ben NevisOh my god, am I mad? Probably, but I don't really care. I have made the decision to climb Ben Nevis next year, to raise money for MIND. My husband and son have been away fishing for the weekend, and I have just phoned him to tell him the news! Bless him, I think he's scared to leave me to my own devices for long as he never knows what I will come up with next!